Morosco Theatre, (11/17/1966 - 1/20/1968)
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (1/22/1968 - 3/23/1968)
Belasco Theatre, (3/25/1968 - 4/20/1968)

First Preview: Nov 02, 1966
Opening Date: Nov 17, 1966
Closing Date: Apr 20, 1968
Total Previews: 19
Total Performances: 598

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: An American Embassy somewhere behind the Iron Curtain.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; Morosco Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito

Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff

Written by Woody Allen

Directed by Stanley Prager

Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Sound Design by Lincoln J. Stulick; Production Sound: Robert Maybaum; Associate Designer: Paul Trautvetter; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: Leor C. Warner

Company Manager: Richard Osorio

Stage Manager: Jim Stevenson; Production Manager: Ross Bowman; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Hallow

General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Jay Russell; Casting Director: Linda Otto; Associate Casting Director: Geoffrey Johnson; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Assistant to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz and Lynn Middleton

Opening Night Cast

Lou JacobiWalter Hollander
Kay MedfordMarion Hollander
Anthony RobertsAxel Magee
Anita GilletteSusan Hollander
Luke AndreasNovotny
Jonathan BoltWaiter
Oliver ClarkThe Sultan of Bashir
James DukasKrojack
John HallowKaznar
House JamesonAmbassador James F. Magee
Dick LibertiniFather Drobney
Gerry MatthewsKilroy
Donna MillsSultan's 1st Wife
Sharon TalbotCountess Bordoni
Gene VarroneChef
Curtis WheelerBurns

Standby: Merle Albertson (Marion Hollander) and Don De Leo (Walter Hollander)

Understudies: Luke Andreas (Chef, Krojack, The Sultan of Bashir), Jonathan Bolt (Axel Magee), John Hallow (Ambassador James F. Magee, Burns, Father Drobney), Donna Mills (Susan Hollander) and Jim Stevenson (Kaznar, Kilroy)

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Morosco Theatre

(11/17/1966 - 1/20/1968)

Understudy: Jim Stevenson (Axel Magee).

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(1/22/1968 - 3/23/1968)

Sound Design by Don Kurtis.

Company Manager: Martin Cohen.

Production Manager: Jim Stevenson; Stage Manager: John Hallow; Assistant Stage Mgr: Luke Andreas.

Casting Director: Mitchell Erickson; Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: Robert Greenwald.


James Beard
Peggy Cass
Marion Hollander
Len Cotchman
Kilroy (Jul 31, 1967 - ?)
Len Gochman
Axel Magee
Dan Resin
Gene Varrone
Father Drobney

Understudy: Luke Andreas (Kaznar), Jim Stevenson (Axel Magee), Sharon Talbot (Susan Hollander).

Belasco Theatre

(3/25/1968 - 4/20/1968)

Casting Director: Mitchell Erickson.

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